BLACK LAB, a new two-month music festival sponsored by Black House Collective and Charlotte Street Foundation, will celebrate innovative new work being produced by artists and composers in the Midwest. The festival will take place in September and October 2013 in downtown Kansas City at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery, with performances each Thursday and Saturday night, featuring a wide range of talented musicians, dancers and artists.
BLACK LAB kicks off on Thursday, September 5 with a free opening night featuring a series of collaborative performances by Kansas City-based composers, performers, and artists. Russell Thorpe will premiere a new duet for alto saxophone and euphonium, and composer Teri Quinn will collaborate with costume designer Lynn Thonet and writer Sarah Mundy for a chaotic fashion show. Hunter Long will premiere two pieces, one choreographed and performed by Chadi El-Khoury, and the other a series of portraits for soprano titled “Now That I’m Dead I Know Everything.”
Black Lab Opening Night: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Venue: Paragraph gallery / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105
Tickets: Opening night is free.
Ticket information for the remainder of the festival HERE.
Black Lab Schedule:
All performances will take place at Paragraph gallery.
Performances will generally begin at 7:30p.m.
Sept. 5 – Opening Night
Sept. 12 – Russell Thorpe
Sept. 14 – Rich Wheeler+Matt Otto
Sept. 19 – Jeff Harshbarger
Sept. 21 – Ad Astra Percussion
Sept. 26 – Brian Padavic
Sept. 28 – Clint Ashlock’s Forward + Black House Quartet
Sept. 30 – Thollem Electric
Oct. 3 – Brad Cox
Oct. 5 – Shawn Hansen/Gamelan
Oct. 10 – Mark Southerland
Oct. 12 – Carmen Moreno
Oct. 17 – Eric Chapman
Oct. 19 – H2 Quartet
Oct. 24 – Jane Gotch and Hansen
Oct. 26 – Project H + Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7
Learn more about the Black Lab Music Festival in the full Press Release.